Producers Still Have Time to Sign-Up for DCP and ACRE

Enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program ends June 1st. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson says producers who want to participate in either program must enroll their eligible farms and need to do so before the deadline. He says electronic DCP is a great option for enrolling during this busy planting season. Nelson says the electronic DCP saves time, reduces paperwork and speeds up contract processing. Another option is to visit a nearby FSA county office to complete the 2012 DCP or ACRE enrollment form.

Producers have had the option to participate in DCP or ACRE since 2009. Those who initially chose to remain in DCP do have the option of switching to ACRE during the current enrollment period. Those who chose to enroll in ACRE cannot switch back to DCP. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.